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Old 11-07-2016, 08:09 AM
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Default Bud nosen mr. Mulligan windshield.

Hello all,
hoping someone can help me out here. I'm finishing up a nosen mr mulligan that I acquired in the bones roughly 5 years ago. I've got a nice fiberglass cowl, I'm going to order wheel pants from fiberglass specialities, and I've tracked down a couple sources for side windows. Only thing I'm really struggling to locate is the windshield. Does anyone know someone who is forming these, or is there a small company selling plastics etc etc? Any help appreciated. Oh and if anyone happens to have one kicking around they don't need, I'd be willing to buy it! Thanks again everyone
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opened up my Bud Nosen Citabria Kit - No formed windshield in it, just a reference on the print where the real windshield contour is and where the flat plastic kit windshield will be.
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AdamsBro,

You can send your windshield plug to Park Flyer Plastics in FL. He will pull you a couple. Google it.

I offer a "Correct" scale Mulligan graphics package.

Visit my RCU Gallery, there may be a photo of a Mulligan sporting my graphics.

Great aircraft to model!

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I'm in the process of final sanding on one I picked up years ago - it was framed up - I only had about 8 areas that needed repairs / updates. I think this was the first giant scale plane the original owner did. The side windows are just cut pieces of clear plastic. I framed the windows up same as my 1/3 scale BUAS Cub.
The main windshield is a fairly slick set up. Rather than try to describe it here, I will take a few photos when we get home and post them - along with the description that will be easier with the photos. If you can find the same clear material that I have with mine, it will be an easy fabricate and install.

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On another note, I also ordered the wheel pants from fiberglass specialties. This was another fix I had to do - the original builder cut the axles too short for wheel pants - I had to completely redo the landing gear to install axles that are long enough.

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This first picture is of the groove built up for the top of the windscreen to fit into.

Here is a picture of the windscreen's cutout form. I had to hold it down so you would get an idea of its shape. it is very pliable and has a natural curve to it.

Here is standing up - you can see how it naturally has a curved shape to it.


i set the top of the windscreen into the slot at the top.

Holding it in place, you can roll the sides down.



The blue tint is the protective film on both sides of the clear plastic. I have leftover thin aluminum from my BUSA Cub which I will cut into strips and form as necessary to put on the edges of the windscreen and drill holes and use BUSA screws to attach the assembly to the fuselage. The aluminum strips will be painted white to match the rest of the aircraft.

This is what I got with the plane from a swap meet. Using the method shown here, you can use a sheet of paper to mock up the shape you need for your plane.

Now that I am back home for quite a while, I hope to have this thing covered and painted by month's end - I have more planes to finish.

Dan
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